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Welcome to the ICGN

International Corporate Governance Network

An investor-led organisation of governance professionals, ICGN's mission is to inspire and promote effective standards of corporate governance to advance efficient markets and economies world-wide. Read more

2014 Annual General Meeting Notice            

Our 2014 AGM will be held at Beurs Van Berlage in Amsterdam on 16th June 2014 at 14.00 (CEST).
Click here to view notice.

ICGN Global Governance Principles Consultation

We welcome public comments on our Global Governance Principles by Monday 28 April. The ICGN Principles highlight the governance responsibilities of board directors and investors alike and aim to enhance dialogue between both parties. Developed in consultation with committee chairs and the ICGN board of governors, the Principles take into account the ICGN Global Corporate Governance Principles (2009) and other ICGN guidance, together with recent changes in corporate governance regulation and practice.  Download the consultation here.

Amsterdam Annual Conference, 16-18 June 2014
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The ICGN welcomes you to Amsterdam, the birthplace of shareholder activism. Hosted by Eumedion, the conference will be opened with a keynote address from Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Minister of Finance of the Netherlands and Eurogroup President and will be closed by Jeroen Hooijer, Head of Unit - Corporate Governance, Social Responsibility, European Commission

Other Speakers include: Jamie Allen, ACGA, Henk Brouwer, ABP, Jean-Nicolas Caprasse, ISS, Mauro Rodrigues da Cunha, Amec, Jean-François Cirelli, GDF Suez, Paul Druckman, The Integrated Reporting Council, Stéphane Hallegatte, World Bank, Mats Isaksson, OECD, Angelien Kemna, APG Groep, Mark Kingstone, Linklaters, Linda Broekhuizen, FMO, Eloy Lindeijer, PGGM, Christine Tørklep Meisingset, Storebrand, Roderick Munsters, Robeco, Shouky Oren, Kardan, Nick Robbins, HSBC, Lucy Tusa, Mercer, Dr. Dirk A. Zetzsche, University of Liechtenstein

Find out more about the conference and register to join us.  

ICGN Viewpoint – Tax Policy

Read the first of a series of ICGN Viewpoints designed to generate discussion around complex corporate governance issues. In this edition, the ICGN Business Ethics Committee explores the issue of conflicting regulatory regimes in relation to corporate taxation and the arbitrage opportunities this presents.  

ESG Integration Programme heads to Amsterdam, 19-20 June 2014 – Special packages available!BOOK NOW icon

Our next ESG Integration Programme will take place in Amsterdam on 19-20 June, following our 2014 Annual Conference. The Programme has been developed for investors by investors as part of a European Commission project to help investors identify, analyse and integrate ESG information into the investment process. The course covers:
  • Your responsibilities as an ESG professional
  • Analytical techniques and comparative valuation approaches
  • Integration strategies and implementation
  • Practical company engagement techniques
  • Managing proxy voting and the accountability chain
Learn from the world’s most experienced professionals including: Anne Simpson of CalPERS, Adeline Diab of Aviva Investors, Keith Johnson of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, Karina Litvack former F& C Investors, Alex  van der Velden of Ownership Capital, Martin Steindl and Walter van Herlvoirt of FMO, and Sarah Wilson of Manifest.

See the Amsterdam pages for more information  on curriculum, programme rates, faculty and venue location.

Special Annual Conference and ESG Integration Programme package rates are available.  

For information, contact Gabrielle Osei at

Tokyo Breakfast Debate Summary

Highlights from our debate around the different structures in audit oversight through Kansayaku, Audit Committees and 3C Audit Committees available here

Tokyo Conference Summary

Read the summary from our Tokyo Conference hereOver 250 governance professional joined us for the event hosted by the Japan Exchange Group and Tokyo Stock Exchange and endorsed by the FSA, METI and MOJ and we are pleased to congratulate our friends in Japan on the launch of the Japanese Stewardship Code.

London Debate Highlights     

debateHeld jointly with PRI at Bloomberg, over 150 people joined ICGN to ponder the ‘neglect’ of Nomination Committees; the need for an industry code for board evaluation professionals and shareholder influence on board composition.  Read Lord Paul Myners remarks and debate highlights here.